Gatwick Airport – The Essential Information

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The luxurious panoramic view sends you vividly in glorification of its beautiful infrastructure. Erected as the iconic emblem of Crawley, West Sussex, the airport is regarded as the world’s busiest single-use runway with an average movement of 52 aircraft per hour. Perhaps, the globe like colossal area of airport might leave an ambiguous perception for the passengers to find it difficult to get through. However, the two terminals – North (650,000 sq ft) and South (1,360,000 sq ft) endow the passengers to swift through the process of entry and exit. Not to miss the fact that Gatwick is Europe’s top-charting airport to have point-to-point flights.

Gatwick boasts of serves as a base for Charter airlines in London followed by Aer Lingus, British Airways, Easyjet, Flybe, Monarch airlines and Thomas Airways. Well, the spotlighting attributes of Gatwick doesn’t end here. Its prominent attribute of three main airline business models – full service, low/no frills and charter.

Have more time to board your flight, there’s a lot to kill your time with the shopping hubs at North and South terminal.

Get yourselves engaged walking through the retail shops, glimpse on books-flip through the pages and if you find it engaging, go buy it. Surprise your loved ones with best gifts purchased at souvenir shops. Get-go your extravagant shopping at the world’s famous stores – Accessorize, Antler, Boots, Game Grid, Glorious Britain, Impulse, La Senza, Sunglass Hut, The Body Shop, The Rack, Travelex Currency Exchange, WHSmith and many more.

A foreign visit without grabbing your favourite spirits and beverages, that too at a cosmopolitan capital of the planet? Fine! The Duty Free shops have certain limitations for any passenger travelling from or to Gatwick from European countries. While you are travelling from other European countries to UK, there is no need of paying taxes for the products. In case of finding large quantities of alcohol or tobacco, you might be questioned by the customs officer about the purpose of holding them. However, it’s a rare case as you carry not more than 800 cigarettes or 400 cigarillos or 200 Cigars or 1Kg of smoking tobaccos. 110 litres of beer, 10 litres of spirits, 90 litres of wine or 20 litres of fortified wine.

In case if you’re flying to London from outside of Europe, your carriage of goods may be little less. Say for instance, 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco, 1 litre of spirits, 16 litres of beer and up to £390 worth gifts.

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